Group Friendly Restaurants in the Chicago Suburbs
July 26, 2019

Looking for the right spot to take your family and friends out to dinner? Wheeling has the best dining in all of the north Chicago suburbs — and that means we also have the perfect, group-friendly restaurant for you to bring out the whole family. 

Bob Chinn’s Crab House

Bob Chinn’s is a local institution specializing in fresh seafood that’s flown in daily—not to mention, their wet-aged prime steaks live up to the hype of any classic steakhouse establishment. If your group is looking to throw on some bibs and crack open some crab legs, this massive and delicious restaurant is the perfect place for you.

Bob Chinn’s Crab House is located at 393 S Milwaukee Ave in Wheeling. Their hours are Sunday-Thursday 11 AM-9 PM and Friday-Saturday 11 AM-10 PM. 

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant

Cooper’s Hawk is an Illinois-owned chain that features a winery and a full-service restaurant — it doesn’t get much better than that if you’re looking for the perfect night of group wining and dining.

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant is located at 583 N Milwaukee Ave in Wheeling. Their hours are Monday-Thursday 11 AM-9:30 PM, Friday-Saturday 11 AM-10:30 PM and Sunday 11 AM-9PM.


Saranello’s is a rustic Italian trattoria located in The Westin Chicago North Shore hotel. Their ambiance features exposed brick and beams, complemented by a contemporary Italian menu that is sure to please everyone in your party. You can even make reservations online for parties of 1-20+ people.

Saranello’s is located at 601 N Milwaukee Ave in Wheeling. Their hours are Monday-Thursday 6:30 AM-10 PM, Friday 6:30 AM-11 PM, Saturday 7 AM-11 PM and Sunday 7 AM-10 PM. 

Tuscany Wheeling

Tuscany is a neighborhood Italian venue that captures the warmth of North Shore dining. Their extensive Italian menu includes pasta dishes and wood-fired pizzas, always presented beautifully on the plate. You can make reservations online for your party through OpenTable. 

Tuscany Wheeling is located at 550 S Milwaukee Ave in Wheeling. Their hours are Monday-Thursday 11 AM-10 PM, Friday 11 AM-11 PM, Saturday 5-11 PM and Sunday 4-9 PM.

Lou Malnati’s

Lou Malnati’s is an absolute staple in the Chicago dining scene. Home to some of the best deep dish pizza in the city, everyone in your party will be thrilled to dig in to their meal. Not to mention that the more people in your party, the more appetizers you have an excuse to try and share.

Lou Malnati’s is located at 85 S Buffalo Grove Rd in Buffalo Grove. Their hours are Sunday-Thursday 11 AM-11PM and Friday-Saturday 11 AM-12 AM. 

Tsukasa of Tokyo

Tsukasa is an authentic and local Hibachi grill experience. At Tsukasa, your food is cooked up tableside by theatrical, talented chefs — you can also order their delicious sushi options as well.

Tsukasa of Tokyo is located at 561 N Milwaukee Ave in Vernon Hills. You can view their hours on their website.

Walker Bros. Original Pancake House

Walker Bros is a family-style all-day breakfast and lunch establishment. They were influenced by the Original Pancake House in Portland, Oregon. Can’t agree on where to go for dinner with your group? Nobody’s going to argue over pancakes.

Walker Bros. Original Pancake House is located at 825 Dundee Rd in Arlington Heights. Their hours are everyday, 6:30 AM-9 PM.

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